Paradigm CI Contractor C-65IW In-Wall Speaker (Each)


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CI Contractor Series – 6.5″ Mid/Bass Driver



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The CI Contractor™ series address the important considerations when selecting custom installation speakers: truly superior sound, easy installation, and a new bezel-free micro-perf grille with an incredibly discrete aesthetic. The CI Series is Paradigm’s affordable audiophile lineup. High-performance products for music and home theatre that represent truly exceptional value.

Quick Specs

  • In-wall rectangular (optional square grille).
  • 3/4″ PTD™ dome tweeter.
  • 6.5″ mineral-filled polypropylene bass/midrange driver
  • Bezel-Free Micro-Perf Grille.


High-Quality Components Make An Audible Difference

Superior PTD™ Pure-Titanium Tweeter Domes are Ferro-fluid damped and cooled to ensure smooth high-frequency performance with amazing clarity across a wide listening area.
Pocketed screw holes help to hold the drill steady, making installation a snap.
Easy-access Binding Posts feature a larger wire access hole and connect via banana plug, pin or bare wire.
Rigid ABS clamps cut down on installation time and simplifying installation.
Superior Mineral-Filled Polypropylene Bass/Midrange Cones
NEW Bezel-Free Micro-Perf Grilles.
Magnetically attached grilles: neodymium magnets hold grilles firmly in place.
No masking required—this makes the grilles faster and easier to paint, if painting is desired.

Same great sound. Faster, easier installation!

Paradigm’s new High-Strength ABS Chassis and Clamp System addresses the flexibility problem that plagues all walls and ceilings. ABS stiffness combats unwanted resonances and vibrations and equally important, the new clamp design makes the installer’s job easier and faster! Simply push the speaker into the ceiling or wall and screw it in … YES! It really is that simple (see illustrations below).

A behind-the-ceiling look at how the new ABS clamps work!

Without any unnecessary pressure or force, each turn of the screwdriver turns the clamp. We show the starting point, we show the screwdriver working to turn the clamp, and finally, we show the speaker locked into place inside the wall or ceiling. It doesn’t get simpler or easier!


Design 2-driver, 2-way in-wall, ABS chassis & mounting clamps
Crossover 2nd-order electro-acoustic at 2.5 kHz
Frequency Response   On-Axis ±2 dB from 75 Hz – 20 kHz
Frequency Response   30° Off-Axis ±2 dB from 75 Hz – 18 kHz
High Frequency Driver 3/4″ (1.9cm) PTD™ dome
Mid/Bass Frequency Driver 5.5″ (14cm) mineral-filled polypropylene cone
Low Frequency Extension 60 Hz
Sensitivity   Room / Anechoic 88 dB / 84 dB
Impedance Compatible with 8 ohms
Suitable Amplifier Power Range 15-80 W
Maximum Input Power 50 W
Finishes White, paintable grille
Weight 2.5 lbs. (1.2 kg)
Overall Dimensions 10.25″ (25.9cm) Height
7.125″ (18.2cm) Width
Cut-Out Dimensions 9.1875″ (23.3cm) Height
6.125″ (15.6cm) Width
Minimum Mounting Depth
Depth required is the distance
between 1/2″ drywall, or similar material.
2.75″ (7cm)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.


1.2000 kg




Depth (mm)



2 Way

Frequency Response

±2 dB from 75 Hz – 20 kHz

Height (mm)


high frequency driver



8 Ohms

mid bass driver



Paradigm CI Contractor C-65IW

power handling

80 Watts


88 dB


In-Wall or In-Ceiling Speaker

Width (mm)


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Crafted in Canada, Paradigm manufactures premium high-performance loudspeakers for music and home theatre.